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Medical Assistant

Begin a rewarding new career and make a difference in the lives of others.

The Medical Assistant program is offered in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston Northwest, Houston Southwest and San Antonio.

When you choose to start your medical assistant training with The College of Health Care Professions, you will receive a quality education that prepares you for your medical assistant career. Medical assistants help doctors and patients in different health care settings, including medical offices and specialties like Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN. Employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for other occupations according to Bureau of Labor Statistics*. With your medical assistant training from CHCP, you will quickly be on your way to becoming a vital part of a medical team with excellent opportunities for advancement.

At CHCP, you will receive your medical assistant training in the form of lectures, labs, and hands-on clinical work. Our program prepares you for the challenging and rewarding career of a medical assistant. If you enjoy helping others, like multi-tasking, and want to work in a friendly, social setting, then a career as a medical assistant may be the right choice for you.

*May not reflect local or regional job market

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Jump Forward as a Medical Assistant

Great Job Opportunities for Medical Assistants

  • Medical Assistant
  • Back Office Assistant Manager
  • Hospital Donor Unit Assistant
  • Back Office Laboratory Assistant
  • Clinical Laboratory Aide
  • Front Office Assistant Manager
  • Blood/Plasma Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Assistant Office Manager
  • Blood Bank Donor Unit Assistant
     

 

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Medical Assistant Skills You Will Learn

  • How to assist physician w/ exams
  • How to assist physician w/ minor surgery
  • How to administer medication
  • How to perform EKG’s
  • Phlebotomy
  • Minor laboratory procedures
  • How to take vital signs
  • How to interview patients
  • How to create accurate medical records
  • How to perform reception duties
  • How to perform insurance billing/bookkeeping duties
  • Life Skills
     

Medical Assistant Courses

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MODULE I            
MSS 100 Master Student/Study Skills 30     30 2.0
PRO 100 Professionalism 15     15 1.0
HIP 100 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 15     15 1.0
MED 100 Medical Terminology 30     30 2.0
APM 100 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 30     30 2.0

MODULE II            
APM 101 A&P 1 (Nervous System, Special Senses) 15     15 1.0
MAT 116 Medical Law and Ethics 30     30 2.0
MA 120 Psychology/ Human Relations 30     30 2.0
OM 111 Keyboarding/Computer Applications   45   45 1.5

​MODULE III            
APM 102 A&P 2 (Muscular, Respiratory) 15     15 1.0
MA 118 Pharmacology 75     75 6.0

MODULE IV            
APM 103 A&P 3 (Cardiovascular, Circulatory, Integumentary and Skeletal) 15     15 1.0
OM 114A Medical Office Procedures/Management 45     45 2.5
MA 216 Medical Clinical Procedures 1 30 30   60 3.0

MODULE V            
APM 104 A&P 4  (Digestive, Reproductive) 15     15 1.0
MA 226 Medical Clinical Procedures  II 45 60   105 5.0

MODULE VI            
APM 105 A&P 5 (Lymphatic/Immune, Endocrine, Urinary) 15     15 1.0
MA 217 Medical Laboratory Procedures 45 60   105 5.0

MODULE VII            
MAX 100 Externship     180 180 4.0

  Totals Hours/Credits 495 225 180 900 44